- Previous broadcaster, Fox Sports Asia, shut down on 1st October
- Deal to begin for upcoming Turkish Grand Prix
Singaporean telecommunications company Singtel has acquired Formula One broadcast rights from Fox Sports Asia, which closed on 1st October.
The Singtel contract runs for the remainder of the 2021 season and throughout the 2022 campaign. According to SportBusiness, the deal is non-exclusive.
Singtel's Formula One coverage will begin during the upcoming Turkish Grand Prix, which gets underway with practice on 8th October before the race itself two days later. This race will be available to all Singtel subscribers at no additional cost, but future races will only be available to those who subscribe to the World Sports, Value and Ultimate packages.
Previously, Fox Sports Asia held Formula One rights in 26 countries across the region before the broadcaster announced its closure in April 2021.
"We know sports fans do not want to miss a single Formula One race, especially since the 2021 season is shaping out to be the most exciting to date," said Anna Yip, consumer Singapore chief executive at Telco Singtel.
"Therefore, we have been working hard over the past months to bring Formula One to Singtel TV so that our customers can continue to catch comprehensive live coverage of the exhilarating, action-packed races.
"We are committed to providing customers with a wide range of sports content and continue to work closely with our partners to refresh our line-up.
"Sports fans can look forward to more top-tier sporting events in the weeks to come."